Archive for March, 2010
Because I’m a librarian and a geek, I’m trying to do things the “right” way this time around with this blog. Technorati requires that I post this fab code in order to verify that I am indeed the author of this blog. Believe me, I have no delusions about ever appearing in the Technorati top 100 or even the top 1000. But this amuses me. So, here ya go:
I should probably mention that my husband is starting a new job today! After almost five years in what was his first job after college graduation, he has moved on. He will (hopefully) be happier and he will be making more money. This is good on both counts! It’s a sales position where he will be doing a lot of driving and getting home later than before, but I am very happy for him.
Maybe this means we can buy a new couch and a new mattress soon…
So here I am. It’s been exactly (or ‘ezzactly,’ perhaps?) 991 days since I last penned a blog post back on LiveJournal. Enjoy a brief excerpt from the final entry:
Please take a deep breath, try not to pass out. Yes, I am posting.
I know, you all probably thought I had left for good. Not true. I try to read my flist at least once a week, but I admit that’s it’s not even that often. I really do miss being around LJ and I feel bad for not keeping up. I never would have guessed that having a full-time job and a husband would eat up all of my LJ time. What can I say?
I am posting because something pretty big is about to happen for us…
No, I am not pregnant. I knew someone would think that.
We are buying our first house! We are closing this Monday and will have possession the same day. I’m so excited I can’t even tell you.
After five years and 1,332 journal entries, my days on LiveJournal came to an end. I do think that having a house and a full-time job, paired with the fact that I use a computer about 90% of the time at work, contributed to curing me of my internet addictions. I used to be online A LOT during college and grad school (what else was there for a geek girl like me?). The intarwebs connected Rob and I before we were married and living together. We both played Dungeons & Dragons Online religiously–until we moved into our first house and I grew bored with running the same quests over, and over, and over again. I spent less and less time online, more time enjoying television, reading, and other hobbies. I still sometimes go an entire weekend without checking my e-mail!
However, I have recently felt the need to write and share some things about gaming, knitting, work, and life in general in greater detail than Facebook and Twitter allow for. I’ve been learning new crafty things aside from knitting, like dyeing my own yarn and trying my hand at cross stitch. We took a trip to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics and I feel like our memories of the trip won’t be properly preserved because I haven’t blogged about the trip.
So, as I said, here I am. I know I won’t be posting with the same frequency as my LJ days. I will be pleased if I can manage one post per week! And I will be pleased to have even just a handful of readers. Here goes nothing!
And I’m still not pregnant, btw.